Obituaries

Thu
01
Dec

Gloria Irene Dowling, 1939 - 2016

Gloria Irene Dowling, 77, of Edmond, passed from this life on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Oklahoma Heart North Hospital, Oklahoma City. She was born in Cushing, to Everett and Clara (Hicks) Huff. She was a secretary by trade. She loved spending time with her family, listening to music, and an avid fan of all college sports especially football. She is survived by daughter, Bambi Kilgore and husband, Gary of Oologah; son, Kelly Beesley and wife, Marilynn of McKinney, Texas; daughter, Robin Hurley and husband, Scott of Edmond; grandchildren, Bobby Conterez and wife, Katie of Coweta; John Conterez and wife, Ana of Tulsa; Cortney Conterez of Talala; Kelsey Peace and husband, Richard of McKinney, Texas; Makale Beesley of McKinney, Texas; greatgrandchildren, Rylee Green of Gutherie; Isaiah Conterez of Talala; T.J.

Tue
29
Nov

Floyd Eugene Reed, 1965 - 2016

Floyd Eugene Reed was born May 24, 1965, to Mike and Freda Reed in Gettysburg, Pa. He departed this life Aug. 1, 2016, at the age of 51 years, two months and eight days. He had been a Bristow area resident since 1997, moving here from Pennsylvania. He enjoyed collecting hot wheels and knives and watching WWE professional wrestling on television. He also enjoyed working on cars and lawn mowers and going around the yard shooting gofers and ground hogs with his pellet gun. However, his true enjoyment was spending time with his daughters and working at the Bristow City Cemetery. He is survived by two daughters, Amanda and Britney Reed of Bristow; seven sisters, Phyllis, Connie, Barb, Patti, Diane and Donna; three brothers, Mike, Dale and Darrell. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Louise and one brother, Donnie. There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. on the northwest corner of the Bristow City Cemetery.

Tue
29
Nov

Walter Lee Edmondson, 1947 - 2016

Walter Lee Edmondson was born July 30, 1947, to Billy Gene and Loretta Kathryn Edmondson in Enid. He departed this life Nov. 25, 2016, at the age of 69 years, three months and 26 days. Walter Lee Edmondson and Betty Alice Youngblood were united in marriage April 22, 1981. Betty was the love of his life and he enjoyed taking care of her every need. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church where he was also ordained as a minister. He was a self-employed carpenter. He was the owner and operator of “The Handy Man” carpentry business. He enjoyed working with his hands, playing bingo and riding horses.

Tue
29
Nov

Brenda Jean Sanders, 1960 - 2016

Brenda Jean Sanders was born July 10, 1960, to Lewis and Alice Faye Miller in Claremore. She departed this life Nov. 21, 2016, at the age of 56 years, four months and 11 days. She attended Sequoyah Jones Academy. She attended the Choska Indian Methodist Church. She was baptized on April 24, 2016. She enjoyed having one on one debates, church sales every Tuesday and Thursday, working crossword puzzles, helping others in need such as cleaning houses, writing beautiful poems, dressing up looking pretty, nick nacks, but most of all spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Phillip Sanders of the Bristow home; four children, LaTonia Sanders, Heather Sanders, Phillip Sanders Jr.

Tue
29
Nov

Lorene Mae McGuire, 1936, - 2016

Lorene Mae McGuire was born Oct. 5, 1936, to Virgil and Sarah Moore in Oklahoma City. She departed this life Nov. 26, 2016, at the age of 80 years, one month and 21 days. She had been a Paden area resident since 1987. On June 19, 1953, Orvel Lee McGuire and Lorene Mae Moore were united in marriage. They enjoyed over 58 years together before his passing Feb.11, 2012. She was a member of the Burnett Mission Holiness Church. She was a prayer warrior. She loved singing gospel music and truly loved her Lord and Savior. She enjoyed playing the piano, quilting, reading and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by two sons, Jimmy Lee McGuire and wife Selena of Edmond and Gary Wade McGuire and wife Janet of Earlsboro; one daughter, Lisa Elaine Wiggins and husband Nathan of Paden; two brothers, Roy Dean Moore of Oakhurst, Calif. and Ray Quincy Moore of Visalia, Calif.; seven grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Tue
29
Nov

Oscar Sterling Howard, 1925 - 2016

Oscar Sterling Howard was born March 23, 1925, to Jess and Jessie Howard in Depew. He departed this life Nov. 26, 2016, at the age of 91 years, eight months and three days. He spent his youth in Depew attending Depew Public Schools. His job had taken him to New Mexico before retiring and moving back to his home town over 35 years ago. Oscar Sterling Howard and Patricia Annabelle Anderson were united in marriage in 1972. He served his country in the United States Army. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed hunting and farming in his spare time. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Howard of the Depew home; two daughters, Kathy Swiney of Carrollton, Texas and Jessie Rollins of Big Stone Gap, Va.; four sons, Kenny Anderson of Enid, Mark Anderson of Eunice, N.M., Robert Anderson of Eunice, N. M. and Alfred Anderson of Eunice, N.M.; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Tue
29
Nov

Celia Ann “Sue” McFarland, 1943 - 2016

Celia Ann “Sue” McFarland was born June 30, 1943, to Charles Wolford and Lottie Olive Inman in Depew. She departed this life Nov. 28, 2016, at the age of 73 years, fourmonths and 29 days. Sue had resided in Depew most of her life. On May 18, 1960, Sue Inman and Wayne McFarland were united in marriage. To this union were born four children Lanette, Carla, Todd and J.W. She loved her church family at Depew First Baptist Church. She was known for her cooking skills and her beautiful smile and laughter, she also enjoyed gardening, sewing but most of all spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Wayne Mc- Farland of the Depew home; two daughters, Lanette Fadely and husband Bret of Bristow and Carla Casteel of Depew; two sons, Todd McFarland of Guthrie and J.W.

Tue
22
Nov

Alonda Bridgett Woodberry, 1974 - 2016

Alonda Bridgett Woodberry was born June 27, 1974, to Claudis Woodberry and Lazata Harrison in Bristow. She departed this life Nov. 17, 2016, at the age of 42 years, four months and 21 days. She was a 1992 graduate of Bristow High School. She also attended Central Vo Tech where she received her certificate of completion in offset printing. She had worked at Walmart as a cashier for a number of years. Alonda was a member of the New Life International Worship Center. She enjoyed reading, cooking, traveling, and helping others in need. She will most notably be known for her wonderful sense of humor and her love for her nieces and nephews. She is survived by her father, Claudis Woodberry and step mother Norma of Bristow; 10 siblings, Samuel Tucker Jr.

Tue
22
Nov

Danny “Mississippi” Lee Roberts, 1956 - 2016

Danny “Mississippi” Lee Roberts was born Dec. 12, 1956, to Earl and Bertha Roberts in Meridian, Miss. He departed this life Nov. 21, 2016, at the age of 59 years, 11 months and nine days. Danny Lee Roberts and Anita Sparks were united in marriage July 4, 1989. He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator. He enjoyed old cars and hot rods. He also loved spending time with the lights of his life, his granddaughters. He is survived by his wife, Anita Roberts of the Bristow home; daughter, Nichole Chasteen and husband Larry of Bristow; son, Ethan Roberts and fiancé, Elizabeth Florez of Bristow; granddaughters, Chloe “Hot Rod” Chasteen and Clarr “Doodle Bug” Chasteen; son, Daniel Roberts; daughter, Charlie Harris; two brothers, Travis Roberts and wife Deloris of Montana and Donnie Roberts and wife Nancy of Mississippi; two sisters, Beth Ferguson and husband Donny of Tennessee and Margie Rolison and husband Dannie of Mississippi.

Thu
17
Nov

Edna Mae Wickham, 1943 - 2016

Edna Mae Wickham was born April 21, 1943, to Roley Francis and Lillie (Sloan) Francis in Tahlequah. She departed this life Nov. 15, 2016, at the age of 73 years, six months and 25 days. She graduated from Tahlequah High School. She married Samuel H. Reyes and remained until his passing. She later married Herbert Wickham. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, Herbert Wickham; 10 children, Lillian Reyes, Tammy Roberts, Karen Runkle, Manuel Reyes, Samuel Henry Reyes Jr., Edna J. Lake, Phillip Reyes, Christopher Reyes, Dewayne Reyes and Jennifer Wickham. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Samuel H. Reyes, two children, Randy and Mari-Dell Reyes and her siblings. The wake service is scheduled for 6 p.m, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at the True Vine Indian Baptist Church. The Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov.

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